Takeaway Tuesday

Takeaway Tuesday: Versatile Dining Space

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I was admiring the design work of Terra Cotta Properties recently and stumbled across some spaces in their portfolio that are really wonderful. One favorite is this versatile dining space and I loved everything about it, then I remembered I started a “takeaway” series last year and for unknown reasons (I forgot?) I stopped those weekly features, so let’s revive it again!

Dining rooms come in all styles from dark and dramatic to bold and colorful to light and bright. I prefer the latter since it allows you to easily change up your table setting and accents without serious redecorating. And don’t we all love a great seasonal tablescape! A neutral palette won’t compete for attention with a colorful table setting.

Homes with larger square footage have the benefit of two separate dining spaces that are formal and casual, but so many smaller homes don’t, or people with formal dining spaces are smartly converting them into home offices or dine in libraries. Function is key!

The best thing about dining spaces is their purpose: to gather with family and friends around good eats, it’s not about fancy shmancy decor. Mixing casual and formal elements in a single dining area makes for a versatile space that works for both elegant brunches and lazy suppers. Bonus points if it functions as a place for homework, school projects or working on a laptop. Which is why this dining space is so great, it can do all of that.

Here are five takeaways from this very versatile dining room!

takeaway tuesday versatile dining space

In the image above, the space looks fresh for spring and summer, but in autumn, can you see pumpkins scattered on the console and table? And during the holidays evergreens, bulbs, and winter berries? Perfect!

Read the rest of the “takeaway” posts here, more coming soon.

Image via Terra Cotta Properties

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Takeaway Tuesday: Pretty Powder Room

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, we certainly did. I’m continuing the takeaway series today with a pretty powder room that you may recognize from the past, one of Sarah Richardson’s designs, and I think we can all agree, she always gets it right! I love the warm palette, the bird and branch wallpaper, and the traditional dark wood accents. Here are this week’s five takeaways:

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On the other side of the space, Sarah used an ornate wood shelf, a perfect place to set a lady’s handbag or a vase of flowers.

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Images from HGTV, Design by Sarah Richardson

What do you love about this powder room?

 

More from the series:

gray kitchen bedroom happy sitting room

Gray + White Kitchen

Beautiful Bedroom

Colorful Sitting Room

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